Are people like Steve Jobs more than just savvy businessmen and inventors? Or did they have access to some sort of higher power or wisdom that allowed them to go beyond what normal people accomplish?

I’ve often wondered about this. This is what I found.

In the international bestselling biography, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, the following was said about Steve:

“Throughout his life he would seek to follow basic precepts of Eastern religions, such as the emphasis on experiential prajna, wisdom or cognitive understanding that is intuitively experienced through concentration of the mind.”

Was Jobs using intuition to source ideas?

But wait… it gets weirder. Isaacson also wrote this about Jobs:

“At the root of his reality distortion was his belief that the rules did not apply to him. He had evidence for this, in his childhood, he had often been able to bend reality to his desires… he had a sense that he was a chosen one. He thinks that there are a few people who are special like Einstein and Gandhi and the gurus he met in India – and he’s one of them.”

Was Jobs a powerful manifester?

Yes he was. And you are too.

You have more in common with Jobs than you think. For starters – you love spiritual personal growth.

Jobs loved the book Autobiography of a Yogi. It was the tale of an Indian mystic called Paramahansa Yogananda who preached that we are way more than our physical bodies.

In fact, Steve loved the book so much that just before he died, on his last holiday to his favorite holiday retreat in Hawaii, he took just one book on his iPad. It was Yogananda’s book.

The man invented iBooks. He created a new form of reading using the iPad. He turned the book publishing industry upside down and had access to thousands of volumes. Yet in his final month before he died, on his last vacation he loaded only one book onto his iPad. And it was Yogananda’s book.

Steve was a remarkable man. And it’s beyond me to suggest what made him tick. I never got a chance to meet him personally, only study the volumes of work on how he ran his business and created his visions for the world.

I just wanted to point out some clues that we found interesting in his biography. Yogananda’s work was clearly something that resonated with Steve a lot. Yogananda passed away decades ago.

But today we do have a man who is 85-years-old and who has personally learned from Yogananda. Like Steve, he too leads a beautiful, creative life. His name is Burt Goldman.

Burt personally met Yogananda and studied with him when the master came to the US and started teaching in California.

Did some of Yogananda’s reality bending abilities rub off on Burt too?

Well Burt just turned 85. In the last five years he’s gotten engaged (he’s getting married next month), learned to play the piano, become a celebrated painter and photographer, and started multiple businesses.

And did we mention – he’s 85-years-old and did all of this in just the last five years?

Like Steve, Burt considers Yogananda to be one of the key influences of his life. Steve never left us concrete ideas on what made him lead such a remarkable life.

Burt, however, does. He claims that it’s his ability to “Quantum Jump”.

That is – to expand his mind to encompass versions of himself in alternate universes and tap into intuition and abilities from these “other selves”. Weird, I know. But what if there is something to this that we collectively are only beginning to understand?

Want to find out what this is?

Watch this beautiful eight-minute animated video on Quantum Jumping and then do the free meditation exercise that follows, and then make your own conclusion. Quantum Jumping suggests that to some extent we can all “bend reality” just like Steve Jobs did. So keep an open mind and experience your first Quantum Jump for free.


Vishen Lakhiani is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley — a ground-breaking company comprised of innovators, artists, technologist and dreamers from over 30 countries around the world. Vishen also created the transformational program, Consciousness Engineering.